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Association Management Firm Grows Indy Operations

Posted by chamberadmin on November 19, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 18, 2014) – Raybourn Group International, an association management company, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 35 new jobs by 2023.

The homegrown-Hoosier company will invest $326,000 to construct and equip a 4,000 square-foot addition onto its current 6,500 square-foot facility in Indianapolis. The facility, which will be fully operational by 2018, will allow the company to expand its services for new and existing clients.
 
“Experts and business leaders recognize Indiana as a rising economic force, but that doesn’t mean we’re stopping here,” said Eric Doden, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. “Companies with global clientele like Raybourn Group International choose to grow here in Indiana because we’re on a trajectory of growth—a growing workforce, growing economy and growing opportunity for all.”
 
Raybourn Group International, which currently employs 26 full-time Indiana associates with additional staffing in Chicago, Tennessee and South Carolina, plans to begin hiring for executive, marketing, communication, membership services, education and administration positions in spring 2015. Interested applicants may apply by visiting www.raybourn.com
 
“We serve associations whose members are around the globe,” said Leslie Murphy, president of Raybourn Group International. “The boards that make the buying decision to partner with our firm are looking for our expertise. They are also looking for value. Indiana’s reasonable cost-of-living, combined with a solid pool of association/nonprofit professionals, makes headquartering in Indiana very appealing to our clients.”
 
Founded in 1988, the Raybourn Group International is an AMC Institute-accredited professional services firm serving both national and international non-profit associations. The company represents more than 60,000 association members across 107 countries, providing client associations with a variety of solutions and services, including formalized training programs, financial management, membership development, marketing efforts and conference planning.
 
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Raybourn Group International up to $375,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $47,500 in training grants based on the company's job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of Indianapolis supports the project at the request of Develop Indy, a business unit of the Indy Chamber.
 
Raybourn Group International joins nearly 40 additional companies just this year that have announced their plans to grow in central Indiana. Those companies project to invest more than $1 billion into their Indiana operations, creating more than 8,200 jobs for Hoosiers in the coming years.

About Raybourn Group International
Raybourn Group International (RGI) specializes in full-service and scalable management, staffing, technology, and related services for nonprofit clients that include national and international professional societies, state and regional trade associations, and special interest groups. We collaborate with an average of 200 executive teams and 1,200 volunteers, manage 35 annual conferences, book over 10,000 hotel room nights around the world, and steward client budgets totaling nearly $6 million annually. We excel in operations management, member services, continuing education and certification, leadership development, strategic planning, marketing and public relations, financial services, government affairs and advocacy, meeting planning, and special event management. Of 660 association management companies (AMCs) around the world, RGI is one of just 15 percent fully accredited by the AMC Institute. Learn more at www.raybourn.com.
 
About IEDC
Created in 2005 to replace the former Department of Commerce, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation is governed by a 12-member board chaired by Governor Mike Pence. Victor Smith serves as the Indiana Secretary of Commerce and Eric Doden is the president of the IEDC.

 

The IEDC oversees programs enacted by the General Assembly including tax credits, workforce training grants and public infrastructure assistance. All tax credits are performance-based. Therefore, companies must first invest in Indiana through job creation or capital investment before incentives are paid. A company who does not meet its full projections only receives a percentage of the incentives proportional to its actual investment. For more information about IEDC, visit www.iedc.in.gov.